Philo Parsons Incident, The

On September 19, 1864, during the second year of the American Civil War, Confederate sympathizers, who had boarded the Philo Parsons at Amherstburg and Sandwich, seized control of the American steamer in an unsuccessful attempt to free prisoners held in Sandusky Bay, Ohio.


In Holiday Beach Provincial Park, County Road 50, off County Road 18 south of Malden Centre

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: County of Essex

Municipality: Holiday Beach Provincial Park